DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

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doivuithe replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Rocksor wrote:

doivuithe wrote: I have 2 big pothos in my tank
But it seem doesn't work well like people in forum post
I don't understand why maybe i have to wait 2-3 month to get achivement


You don't have enough plants to notice the difference.

thanks Rocksor i will add more plants and wait them get bigger :)
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

how do you have them in your tank? Are they completely underwater, or are they placed in such a way that only their roots are in the tank water?
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pthawaii replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I've enjoyed this thread so much I figured I'd add my 2 cents. I put a pothos ivy cutting into a cup of water for 2 weeks, then buried it into the gravel of my 10 gallon betta tank. 3 mos in, doing fine. Had a HOB until 2 weeks ago, it's temporarily being used on another tank to cycle (will return to this 10 gallon tank in a few weeks).

Having read that this ivy dies in 6 mos under water, it will be interesting to see. It's grown to the top of the water line, so I guess technically, it's not completely submerged anymore.


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cebosound replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

wow this thread was dug up from the grave. lol

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Nina_W wrote: bump, for all our forum members with nitrate problems (especially nitrates in tap water).

Just a note, not doing water changes at all will lead to a build up of various salts, and eventually, a pH crash when your water's buffering capacity is depleted.
Also, the longer you leave off doing water changes, the more different your tap water and your tank water will be, making a water change more stressful on your fish than it needs to be.
So, keep up with the weekly changes!

For those of you with nitrate rich tap water, though, give the pothos a go - this thread surely shows it works, and works well :)

It would be great if some original pothos users would chime in with how it's going over a year later, too.

well, when i lost my 26 inches CKF (5.5 lbs) i dismantle my filter and plants..
and i was surprised how murky canister...though when i do that,,, my water
parameter was 0:0;15 @6.8 pH.... look at the water:

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

So Draco, you've found the downside - they're hard to keep clean.
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

this might make a wonderfull solution to hide my sump, just get some pothos in the lavarock portion of my sump and cover it completely with the leaves/stems :)

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Nina_W wrote: So Draco, you've found the downside - they're hard to keep clean.

actually, i did not bother to check what is the cause of my CKF death and the
fungi attack... my water is spot on @ 0;0;15 with 6.8pH.... what matter most is
i lost fish when i was away that never happened to me for a long time... oh
yeah... i also lost my white oscar when my son feed them with chicken giblets
when i was also on vacation... the downside will always hit you in time...

one thing is for sure, i will keep the way i do my fish keeping.... less labor,
less maintenance cost, crystal clear water, and most of all.. i am happy...LOL
the only changes i made, i will be installing a siphon connection with faucet
where my housekeeper can draw water in watering the garden. perhaps, she will
never forget to close the faucet or else..... IT WILL BE WORSE!
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

it is funny to note that Ryan and I are million miles apart;
keeping fish in two different approached; and keep different kind
of fish and yet both of us lost fish almost of the same season...
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larch replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I can confirm this works, I am currently running two HOB filters in my tank, growing inside them are Pathos and Chinese. I measured my nitrates it has gone down from 20 PPM to basically 0 PPM (And that is after a week without a water change) So I am happy with the results so far.




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